AFL News

McGrath announces retirement

Thursday August 21, 2014 by  

2003 premiership player Ash McGrath, today announced he will retire from AFL football following Sunday’s clash between the Lions and Fremantle.

McGrath will take to the Gabba one last time on Sunday after a career spanning 213 games and 14 years.

A product of South Fremantle, McGrath was originally expected to be a top-five pick in 2000, but a badly broken arm prevented him playing at the U18 National Championships. Read more

Moloney hangs up his boots

Monday August 11, 2014 by  

After 166 games and a career spanning 12 years, Brisbane Lions midfielder, Brent Moloney, today announced his retirement from AFL.

After several weeks battling an achilles injury, Moloney decided to hang up his boots, effectively immediately.

2014 has been a frustrating season for the veteran, with injuries limiting the 30 year-old to just five senior games for the Club. Read more

The Lion King retires

Monday June 23, 2014 by  

Brisbane Lions champion, Jonathan Brown, today closed the door on an outstanding 15-year career, announcing his retirement from AFL football.

Brown will retire effective immediately, after suffering a heavy concussion during the Lions Round 13 clash with the Giants.

The injury was the latest head collision that Brown has suffered during his career, including two serious incidents in 2011, which required the insertion of metal plates into his head. Read more

Voss elevated to Lions Legend

Wednesday May 21, 2014 by  

The Brisbane Lions tonight inducted 10 new members into the Club’s Hall of Fame in front of 500 guests at Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition centre, while three-time Premiership Captain and former Senior Coach, Michael Voss was elevated to ‘Legend’ status.

Voss joins former Fitzroy greats Kevin Murray and Haydn Bunton as only the third official ‘Lions Legend’.

Murray – the Club’s all-time games record holder and nine-time Best and Fairest winner – and Bunton – a triple Brownlow Medallist – were revealed as the first two Legends of the Club during the Lions’ inaugural Hall of Fame event back in 2012. Read more

Eagles land big fish

Thursday March 13, 2014 by  

The West Coast Eagles has today locked down one of the crucial pieces to its long-term playing puzzle with superboot Shannon Hurn extending his contract for a further three years.

Hurn, 26, has already played 134 games and is on the restricted free agency list, but did not consider leaving the Eagles nest.

Life membership is an achievable target this year, with qualification set at 150 games, and the man with the most dynamic kick in the game decided to make an early commitment to remain with the club, keeping him on target to be a one-club player. Read more

Glass to lead Eagles again

Wednesday January 29, 2014 by  

Champion West Coast Eagles defender Darren Glass will captain the club for a seventh season, after coach Adam Simpson, the match committee and board unanimously accepted the recommendation of his teammates.

The decision means Glass will be on course to be the longest-serving captain in West Coast history. Already he has led the team in 121 matches and sits just 17 games shy of the benchmark set by former coach John Worsfold.

Glass, a three-time club champion and four-time all-Australian, is one of the most revered players in club history and commands great respect from his teammates. Read more

Adcock appointed Lions Captain

Thursday January 23, 2014 by  

The Brisbane Lions today announced the appointment of Jed Adcock as the Club’s Captain for 2014.

Adcock, who was last year inducted as a Life Member of the Club, will take the reigns as sole Captain having previously shared the captaincy duties with Jonathan Brown in 2013.

Midfielder Tom Rockliff was also unveiled as the Club’s Vice-Captain, whilst Daniel Rich, Joel Patfull and Daniel Merrett will take up roles as Deputy Vice Captains. Read more

Council formalises West Coast move to Lathlain

Thursday December 19, 2013 by  

Last night the Town of Victoria Park Council agreed to formally progress the West Coast Eagles’ relocation to Lathlain Park by unanimously endorsing a recommendation to receive the community consultation submissions and to prepare lease documents.

While a Heads of Agreement existed between the Town, West Coast Eagles and the Perth Football Club, last night’s decision, which is a significant milestone in the overall project, formalises the relocation decision for the West Coast Eagles.

Earlier this year Mayor Vaughan maintained that the community would be consulted throughout the project and that Council would take that feedback into consideration when making major decisions. Read more

Triple treat as stars sign

Friday December 6, 2013 by  

The West Coast Eagles have moved swiftly in locking down several stars, with Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling and freshly-crowned John Worsfold medallist Matt Priddis all agreeing to contract extensions.

The terms of those deals vary and while the length of the agreements will not be disclosed the signatures of those three players on the dotted line is significant.

Priddis, a midfield workhorse for the last seven years, was rewarded for his ultra-consistent form by winning the Club Champion title last Friday night, which carried with it the inaugural Worsfold Medal. Read more

Lions welcome ‘Super Six’

Thursday November 21, 2013 by  

The Brisbane Lions have added considerable depth to their line-up with six selections inside the first two rounds of the 2013 AFL National Draft.

The draft meeting was highlighted by the recruitment of James Aish with the Club’s prized first round selection (Pick No.7 overall).

Aish, selected from Norwood Football Club in South Australia, is the son of former Redlegs midfielder Andrew Aish, the nephew of 1981 Magarey Medallist Michael Aish and the grandson of former skipper Peter Aish. Read more